International SOS social committee raises over £1,100 for local Aberdeen charity

21 December 2016 ,  —


North-east charity, Instant Neighbour, has received a donation of £1,100 from staff at leading medical travel and security risk services company, International SOS, which will go towards supporting vulnerable people across Aberdeen.

The amount donated is part of the £2,100 raised in the last 12 months by the company’s Aberdeen-based social committee, who organised several events including sporting challenges, bake sales and a raffle at the Christmas party. 

International SOS team in Aberdeen

Dr Michael Braida, Regional Medical Director at International SOS said: “I am proud of our social committee, who work in their own time to build a programme of events to assist local charities. 

“It is especially important to support Instant Neighbour in the festive season as they provide vital services within our community, with many people relying on the emergency food parcels they prepare. 

“They also provide clothing, toys, nappies and baby food for families and give health promotion advice to encourage healthy eating and giving up smoking in order to improve families’ general health.

Sophy Green, chief executive of Instant Neighbour, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have received such a generous donation from International SOS. This donation will go towards funding our vital services which are used on a daily basis by our growing client base. 

“The charity relies heavily on the generosity of people across the North-east. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at International SOS for their generosity, especially at this time of year, and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Instant Neighbour.”

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About the International SOS Group of Companies

The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, your organisation's reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.


Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group, headquartered in London & Singapore, is trusted by 12,000 organisations, including the majority of the Fortune 500, as well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 12,000 multicultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

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International SOS is a trusted partner to the oil and gas industry. With a robust heritage of over 30 years’ experience in providing occupational health and remote medical services, we support our clients to reduce risk, increase efficiency and fulfil strict legislative requirements.  

With eight locations across Norway and the UK, we have a comprehensive understanding of the medical and health issues unique to the energy sector as well as the environments and parameters within which our customers operate.  This combined with unrivalled passion provides our clients and their people with seamless health and remote medical services on and offshore.

Our suite of tailored services include occupational health, remote medical services, medical staffing, work environment, supply chain and training. These essential functions deliver tangible business benefits including reduced operational risk, absenteeism and increased productivity. International SOS is fully equipped to provide both topside and diving medical emergency services and offers 24/7 emergency cover.